Paul L. Caron

Friday, August 16, 2019

UConn Seeks To Hire A Clinical Tax Prof

UConn Law Logo (2015)The University of Connecticut School of Law seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to serve as the Director of the Tax Clinic beginning July 1, 2020. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position subject to the Law School’s Policy on Long-Term Contracts for Non-Tenure Track Clinical Faculty, which complies with ABA Standard 405(c).

The Tax Clinic is one of 18 clinics and field placement programs operated by the Law School. Students in the clinic, under faculty supervision, provide free legal assistance to low-income taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and/or the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services. The Director is responsible for training students in the relevant law and lawyering skills and supervising them in their clinical fieldwork. The Director also manages and oversees all aspects of clinic operations, including but not limited to: client selection, intake, and representation; case-flow; quality control; supervision of clinic staff; and relationships with external University, state, and private stakeholders. The clinic is partially funded by a federal grant through the IRS Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program, and the Director’s duties include working with the University’s grant office to periodically renew the grant and provide required reports and documentation to ensure compliance. The Director also provides academic and career counseling to students; participates in public service activities; and may teach additional courses if mutually agreed upon with the Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • a J.D. degree;
  • membership in the Connecticut bar or the ability to become a member within one year of hire;
  • admission (or eligibility for admission) to the U.S. District and U.S. Tax Courts;
  • significant experience practicing tax law;
  • demonstrated excellent writing ability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • clinical or other relevant teaching experience;
  • experience in supervising law students or lawyers new to practice;
  • practice management or law firm management experience;
  • experience with grant writing and management;
  • an outstanding law practice record.

The position is at the Law School campus in Hartford. This is a full-time, 11-month, non-tenuretrack position, long-term contract eligible position. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

To Apply
Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, a writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and recent teaching evaluations, if any. Review of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Any questions about application materials may be directed to the search committee chair.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics.

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